EGYPT: Bisco Misr says Kellogg eyeing majority stake

Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr has said cereal giant Kellogg is eyeing a majority stake in its business.

AFRICA: FrieslandCampina drives presence with Olam dairy plant acquisition

Olam International has sold its Cote d'Ivoire dairy plant to Royal FrieslandCampina in a US$18.7m deal.

UK: Heinz halves sugar in latest ketchup launch

Ketchup maker Heinz has introduced a new stevia-based version of its tomato ketchup in a bid to lower the sugar in it by half.

Japan and growth

An economic malaise and unhelpful demographic trends have seen Japan lose its lustre in recent years. This management briefing looks at how the country's food manufacturers are looking abroad but also how there is opportunity within the market.

Sustainability Watch: Supply chain focus comes down to four-letter word

Among all the sustainability issues food companies are addressing, agricultural supply chains are month by month becoming an ever more predominant focus. In his fiftieth Sustainability Watch feature, Ben Cooper reflects on why.

Comment: Competition to rise on whey investments

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with...

On the money: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

BRICs and beyond: Fonterra, Beingmate partnership

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and Chinese baby food maker Beingmate are to form a joint venture to try to capitalise on the exponential g...

How will US biogas push affect food industry?

An initiative launched under the auspices of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will see the government foster a major expansion of bioga...

Consuming issues: The hunger-obesity paradox

It may seem cruelly ironic the UK faces what is frequently dubbed an "obesity epidemic" while hospital admissions for malnutrition have rise...

On the money: Hormel still looking for M&A

US group Hormel Foods has been busy looking for acquisitions in recent quarters, succeeding in some places and apparently being thwarted els...


Shopper trends: FMCG sales under pressure despite economic green shoots 22 Aug 14

There are signs of economic recovery across much of Europe but grocery sales remain under pressure. IRI's Tim Eales analyses why and suggests how retailers and manufacturers can try to drive growth.


On the money: Hain Celestial eyes distribution gains, NPD for growth 20 Aug 14

Hain Celestial, the US natural and organic food group, has indicated it expects to drive continued organic growth in the coming year - even as it laps tough comparables - by expanding distribution and leveraging its innovation pipeline in the US and internationally.


Innovative Flavors & Ingredients for Meat Products

WILD’s on staff culinary chefs provide insight and creativity – offering our customers inn...

What role do promotions have in frugal times?

just-food's latest webinar brings in executive vice president of the International Consulting G...

What lessons can we learn from the E. coli outbreak? Your questions answered.

The recent E. coli outbreak has again raised food safety as an ...


Fazer to close Estonia bakery in Baltic shake-up

Dean Best | 2 Sep 14

Finland-based Fazer has decided to shut its bakery in Estonia as it battles "challenging" conditions in the Baltic bread market.


Bisco Misr says Kellogg eyeing majority stake

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Sep 14

Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr has said cereal giant Kellogg is eyeing a majority stake in its business.


Olam sells Cote d'Ivoire dairy to FrieslandCampina

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Sep 14

Olam International has sold its Cote d'Ivoire dairy plant to FrieslandCampina in a US$18.7m deal.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:26am 2 Sep 2014)

Intermarche parent confirms "interest" in Gad

Total Produce reports H1 profit rise, sales fall

Mondelez introduces Chips Ahoy biscuit in UK

WH Group H1 earnings jump 105%

Ros Agro posts profit rise in H1

Iglo launches Birds Eye Steamfresh range

Heinz halves sugar in ketchup launch

Produce group BanaBay targets US growth

The just-food interview part two: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 29 Aug 14

Dean Best

Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.


The bitesize interview - Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 14

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector


The just-food interview part one: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier 27 Aug 14

Dean Best

Acquisitive Canadian dairy co-op Agropur this month finalised its largest deal to date - its purchase of US cheese and dairy ingredients business Davisco Foods International. In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Agropur CEO Robert Coallier about the company's most recent transaction.

UK health leaders say obesity threat "severe", call for "emergency task force"

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Sep 14

UK health leaders have called for an "emergency task force" to tackle the childhood obesity crisis in the country as, for the first time, they are faced with a generation of patients "who may predecease their parents".


Hillshire CEO Connolly bids farewell as Tyson sale sealed

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Aug 14

Tyson Foods has completed its US$8.55bn acquisition of Hillshire Brands, with shares in the Jimmy Dean sausage maker delisted before the market opened today (29 August) - and its CEO leaving the business.


Progress at Synlait but challenges remain

Katy Askew | 28 Aug 14

New Zealand dairy group Synlait Milk revealed today (28 August) it has hit the "major milestone" of receiving regulatory clearance to begin exporting finished product from its new NZ$28.5m dry blending and consumer packaging plant.

Food in crossfire as Russia retaliates

Moscow has banned a range of foodstuffs from the US, the EU and other countries in response to the steeping of sanctions from the West.

Fyffes merger on horizon but bid interest in Chiquita

Brazilian juice manufacturer Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group have bid for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant having already lined up a merger with Fyffes. How has Chiquita reacted?

Food majors report Q2 and H1 results

The results season kicked off in earnest this week and just-food brings you analysis of numbers from companies including Danone, Grupo Bimbo and Premier Foods.

Campbell ready for more M&A

The US food group has sought to improve its growth prospects with a series of acquisitions in the last 18 months. However, it needs to do more and this week underlined it is ready for more M&A. Nevertheless, the path ahead will not be straight-forward.

Global Food and Grocery Retailing, 2013-2018: Market Dynamic

Global Food and Grocery Retailing, 2013-2018: Market Dynamics, Retail Trends and Competitive Landscape

The “Global Food and Grocery Retailing, 2013-2018” report, provides an analysis of current and forecast market data of retail sales in the food and grocery categories across different channels globally. Also provides, food and grocery data by categories food, drinks, household products and tobacco. In addition, it highlights the largest and fastest growing markets for the food and grocery categories identifying key trends influencing the markets, with an emphasis on innovative retailers across different channels... Read more

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The Future of the Savory Snacks Market in Hong Kong to 2018

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Global Soy Food Market 2014-2018

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Food Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

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The Future of the Food Packaging Market in the US to 2018: Consumption of Primary, Outer, Closure and Multi-pack Packaging

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